Module 1 – Disability Rights & Justice

1.1 Understanding Disability Rights & Justice

In this lesson, we will explore the important relationship between justice and disability. We will discover how the way we define disability fundamentally alters what it means to be a citizen as well as people’s freedom to work, travel, and interact with their environment.

Essential Questions

When viewing the video, focus on answering the following questions:

  • Are persons with disabilities different from other people in society, if so how?
  • How have laws and standards changed the lived experience of persons with disabilities?
  • How does this experience affect identities, lifestyles, and preferences?